• Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier. Photo credit: Xavier Girard
  • Centre Castor
  • Rafting Expedition
  • Village Vacances Valcartier
  • Arbraska Duchesnay

Discover the biggest playground just 20 minutes from Québec City

A destination of valleys and mountains, lakes and rivers, trees and forests, the Jacques-Cartier region is inspiring, authentic and natural. It is a vast, dynamic territory, able to cater to fans of outdoor summer fun as much as visitors in search of relaxation, delicious food and cozy or original getaways. Plan the vacation of your dreams at the heart of Québec’s biggest playground!

So much to do in the Jacques-Cartier region

Les Marais du Nord

Les Marais du Nord

Located 20 minutes from downtown Quebec City, « Les Marais du Nord » marshes is a natural park offering stunning scenery where you can discover the rich [ read more ... ]

Arbraska Duchesnay
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Arbraska Duchesnay

Treetop Trekking Duchesnay offers the ultimate summer experience, with up to 76 games in its enchanted forest. Adventure courses are set among the treetops [ read more ... ]

La Plage de Québec

La Plage de Québec

You’re in the right place for an introduction to SUP or a more advanced clinic, a yoga session on the water, or a board rental to paddle freely to your [ read more ... ]

Excursions Jacques-Cartier - Horseback riding

Excursions Jacques-Cartier - Horseback riding

Excursions Jacques-Cartier offers you a free horseback riding formula! The instructors are with you, they help you and direct you on the trails crisscrossing [ read more ... ]

Empire 47
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Empire 47

Empire 47 is a must for learning to mountain bike or enjoying a brand new pump track. You can also take a hike up the mountain or grab a bite to eat at [ read more ... ]

Nordique spa Stoneham

Nordique spa Stoneham

One of the most prestigious spas in the Quebec City area, the Nordique spa Stoneham, will revive all your senses and free you from tension. Access to the [ read more ... ]

Mont-Tourbillon

Mont-Tourbillon

Located on a mountainside with a magnificent view of the lake and its surrounding terrain, Mont Tourbillon is renowned for its unique landscapes and greens [ read more ... ]

Quatre Natures

Quatre Natures

Located a few kilometers from Quebec City, Quatre Natures' mission is to help you discover new activities and destinations in a safe, organized environment [ read more ... ]

Les Sentiers du Moulin
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Les Sentiers du Moulin

Every summer, mountain biking and hiking are in the spotlight! The Sentiers du Moulin, located only 20 minutes from Quebec City, has a network of two sectors [ read more ... ]

New Wave Expeditions - Rafting

New Wave Expeditions - Rafting

Experience rafting on the Jacques-Cartier river at its best with family and friends! Travel down a 10 km (6-miles) stretch of the famous rapids of the [ read more ... ]

Aventure Inukshuk

Aventure Inukshuk

Inukshuk Adventure is a young team of dog lovers and nature enthusiasts who specialize in offering professional and authentic dog sledding services and [ read more ... ]

Motel AbriCafé

Motel AbriCafé

Located 10 minutes from the Jacques-Cartier National Park and 20 minutes from Old Quebec, the Abricafé Motel offers you a stay in nature where relaxation [ read more ... ]

Élevage de Lessard

Élevage de Lessard

A great chance to discover miniature horses! You will have the opportunity to interact with several miniature horses in a safe environment with the Mini [ read more ... ]

Réserve faunique des Laurentides
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Réserve faunique des Laurentides

Réserve faunique des Laurentides is an immense protected area where you can enjoy a complete range of outdoor activities. Located 45 minutes from Québec [ read more ... ]

BivouaQ

BivouaQ

BivouaQ offers guided outdoor outings in La Jacques-Cartier, in Quebec and abroad. The cooperative adapts the practice of its activities by means of specialized [ read more ... ]

Centre de l’Hêtre

Centre de l’Hêtre

An exceptional nature, where lake and mountains come together. Whether you experience it by canoe or paddle board on Lac Poulin, on the trails on foot [ read more ... ]

Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier
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Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier

Less than 30 minutes from Québec, Parc national de la Jacques-Cartier features landscapes remarkable for their striking contrasts: steep-sided valleys [ read more ... ]

Centre Castor

Centre Castor

The Centre Castor is the ideal place for outdoor activities and all kinds of events. Located on the Valcartier Base, the centre has several facilities [ read more ... ]

Village Vacances Valcartier - Parc Aquatique

Village Vacances Valcartier - Parc Aquatique

Village Vacances Valcartier, located 20 minutes from Quebec City, is the biggest resort in Eastern Canada. Bora Parc, an indoor water park, keeps this [ read more ... ]

Velopiste Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf

Velopiste Jacques-Cartier/Portneuf

A 68-km bicycle path on a former railway right-of-way, linking Saint-Gabriel-de-Valcartier to Rivière-à-Pierre. Maximum gradient 4%, stone dust surface [ read more ... ]

SUP Québec

SUP Québec

It is in an environment that inspires the calm and beauty of nature that they invite you to come and play with them on a paddle board! With SUP Québec [ read more ... ]

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